Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Applications

With Historical Annotations and Many Citations from Avogadro to Zermelo

Authors: Müller, Ingo, Müller, Wolfgang H.

Free Preview
  • Self-contained Textbook for graduate students in engineering, chemistry and physics
  • Based on the successful German textbook Müller: Grundzüge der Thermodynamik, 3rd edition
  • Includes exercises appropriate for self-study
  • Both authors have taught thermodynamics to students of engineering, chemistry, physics, and physical chemistry for years
  • Historical annotations offer some relaxing moments during the study
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
valid through March 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-540-74648-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
valid through March 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-540-74645-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
valid through March 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-642-09411-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

The book provides a systematic introduction into the fundamental ideas of thermodynamics at a somewhat advanced level. And it exhibits many applications of the theory in the fields of engineering, physics, chemistry, physical chemistry, and materials science. The universal equations of balance are strictly separated from the constitutive equations which characterize the behavior of material bodies, mostly gases, vapors, and liquids. Some selected solids like rubber, gels and shape memory alloys are considered as well.

Both authors have taught students of the subject for many years at the Technical University of Berlin, and they have actively participated in modern research in thermodynamics.

Historical annotations offer some relaxing moments for the reader.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The book is divided in twelve chapters which describe the fundamentals of thermodynamics and many applications, mainly in machines or chemical reactions. … The whole book is also illustrated with many figures and many historical notes concerning the pioneers of the thermodynamics. Engineers will find here an historical complete introduction of thermodynamics going to modern developments. Mathematicians involved in partial differential equations (pde) will find the physical and historical context which leads to the famous heat or wave equations, among other pdes.” (Alain Brillard, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1168, 2009)

“This is a remarkable book, which presents in a systematic way the fundamental aspects of classical thermodynamics. … The interesting feature of the book is that all applications are described using the rigorous concepts of thermodynamics. The book contains also many historical annotations and many mini-biographies of the pioneers. … The authors formulate and exploit the second law of thermodynamics, together with the concept of entropy. … The book ends with some studies about flames, linear viscoelasticity and shape memory alloys.” (Elvira Barbera, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2012 b)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
valid through March 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-540-74648-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
valid through March 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-540-74645-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
valid through March 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-642-09411-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Applications
Book Subtitle
With Historical Annotations and Many Citations from Avogadro to Zermelo
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-74648-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-74648-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-74645-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09411-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 404
Topics